Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th May 2013 17:26 UTC
Games So, the Xbox One disaster continues. Microsoft's policy for dealing with the used games market has reportedly leaked - and it's a clear and direct attack to destroy the used games market. Prices for used games will be set at the retail value of a new game, and retailers have to hook into Microsoft's computer systems and comply with Microsoft's terms and conditions.
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RE: loonies
by BlueofRainbow on Sat 25th May 2013 12:03 UTC in reply to "loonies"
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From what seems to emerge you won't be able to give it for free to a friend unless one can de-register the game from the system first. If de-registration can only occur via a MS recognized used-game-store, then giving it for free won't work - I doubt very much a store would do this service for free.

It does not seem possible to give away (for free) a downloaded tune or e-book. Also, Amazon and Apple are developing ideas (patents) to profit from the secondary content distribution market along with others like ReDigi.

The need for the distributor of the content taking a cut on its re-sale is a bit ludicrous. It would be like the great-great-great grand children of Leonardo da Vinci taking a cut of the resale of every pieces of arts ever produced by him.

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